Yezmin Villarreal

Yezmin Villarreal is the news editor for The Advocate. She likes to write about the intersection of politics and entertainment. Her work has also appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Mic, LA Weekly, Out Magazine and The Fader.

"The sounds of torture are just there all day," a survivor of detention camps tells Human Rights Watch. 

May 26 2017 5:54 PM

Rep. Barbara Lee called DeVos's statements "appalling and sad."

6:32 PM

Charlotte became eligible to host the game after North Carolina passed a "compromise" bill that repealed House Bill 2. 

May 24 2017 3:28 PM

The senators hope to get an answer by June 19.

May 23 2017 7:17 PM

Gay Russians gathered to speak about the importance of being out in their communities at Brighton Beach Pride.

May 22 2017 3:58 PM

The recently appointed host of 1A hopes to cut through the static of the political news cycle and bring diverse perspectives to public radio. 

May 22 2017 5:41 AM

Those trying to escape persecution can't find a country to take them in.

May 17 2017 7:07 PM